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    chain - Dictionary definition and meaning for word chain

    Definition
    (noun) a series of things depending on each other as if linked together
    Synonyms : concatenation
    Example Sentence
    • the chain of command
    • a complicated concatenation of circumstances
    Definition
    (noun) (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
    Synonyms : chemical chain
    Definition
    (noun) a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament Definition
    (noun) (business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership Definition
    (noun) anything that acts as a restraint Definition
    (noun) a unit of length Definition
    (noun) British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906-1979) Definition
    (noun) a series of hills or mountains
    Example Sentence
    • the valley was between two ranges of hills
    • the plains lay just beyond the mountain range
    Definition
    (noun) a linked or connected series of objects
    Example Sentence
    • a chain of daisies
    Definition
    (noun) a necklace made by a stringing objects together
    Synonyms : strand , string
    Example Sentence
    • a string of beads
    • a strand of pearls
    Definition
    (verb) connect or arrange into a chain by linking Definition
    (verb) fasten or secure with chains
    Example Sentence
    • Chain the chairs together
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